British Government Deploys 1,200 More Troops to Protect Olympic Venues in London
The British government is making a last-minute move to boost security at the Olympics by employing 1,200 extra troops to the Olympic venues in London just three days ahead of the games. The move is raising concerns about security as the world’s top athletes prepare to compete.
Trace Gallagher reports that they are beefing up security because they don’t want to leave anything to chance, but said the Brits are not helping very much because G4S, the private security firm that is contracted to secure the games, is scrambling two days before ceremonies. Some lawmakers are asking for G4S to pay for the additional troops. British Prime Minister David Cameron is saying that if G4S doesn’t perform he will “go after them.”
Gallagher added that even the CEO of G4S admitted that they didn’t hire enough security guards, but the Olympic security adviser stated, “We don’t know what’s going to come around the corner, therefore, we’ve got an extra 1,200 of individuals who we know we can deploy in various roles in making sure the venues are locked down.”